It seems Facebook isn't totally deaf to the cries of its unwashed masses. After a lot of complaining and some unfortunate lube-endorsing, Facebook users are finally seeing the death of the dreaded "Sponsored Stories."
In fact, Facebook is getting rid of quite a few of its many ad formats. The current 27 flavours of marketing will be whittled down to a number about half that size. But the Sponsored Story, which made it seem to friends as though you were encouraging them to buy various cleaning products and/or hot singles in their area, is perhaps the most notable. [Business Insider]